Last Updated March 22, 2021 3/22/2021

17 Coolest Airbnbs in Philadelphia

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When most people take a trip to Philadelphia, they stay in hotels that are conveniently located near tourist attractions, business conference centers, or familiar areas. But to get a more local experience in the city and make your trip especially unique, you can also stay in an Airbnb property in one of Philadelphia’s diverse neighborhoods. This is a great way to get to know the city, explore local attractions and enjoy a little more space to yourself. Here are some of the coolest Airbnbs in Philadelphia to consider for your next East Coast trip.

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Boutique Chic, Ideal for Business Travel & Leisure
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Design at coutique chic, ideal for business travel & leisure

Boutique Chic, Ideal for Business Travel & Leisure

Here’s a highly rated Airbnb rental for two guests that has its own private full bathroom and a small patio. Guests get a queen-size bed here, as well as nightstands, chairs, Wi-Fi, TV, cable, and a dresser. It’s on 4th Street and on the ground floor of the host’s house. You’ll have privacy and your own keys to come and go as you please. Pets are not allowed at this rental property. This is a great spot for experiencing the vibrant Northern Liberties neighborhood and checking out concerts, bowling, and other fun things to do in the area.

Stylish Private Home in Center City Philadelphia
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Living Space inside stylish private home in Center City Philadelphia

Stylish Private Home in Center City Philadelphia

Guests can have this entire house to themselves when they book this Airbnb rental in Philadelphia. It’s a charming one-bedroom private home that is centrally located and within walking distance of shops and restaurants. You’ll be on a quiet residential street for a peaceful stay in the city. Four people can stay here and sleep in the king-size bed in the bedroom and the sofa bed in the common area. Amenities included are Wi-Fi, cable TV, an iron, and a kitchen for cooking meals.

Luxury Bi-Level in Heart of Center City
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Bathroom at Luxury Bi-Level in Heart of Center City

Luxury Bi-Level in Heart of Center City

Two guests can stay at this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment that’s close to the Convention Center and public transit. It’s in the heart of Washington Square West and offers many modern amenities. The first-floor unit has a living area, dining area, kitchen, and bathroom. There’s a queen-size memory foam mattress here in the common area and also a king-size bed in the bedroom. The spiral staircase leads to a laundry machine too. From here, it’s a five-minute walk to Whole Foods, Seger Park, South Street, and Kahn Park.

Vintage Italian Market Retreat
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Stairway at Vintage Italian Market Retreat

Vintage Italian Market Retreat

This entire townhouse is available to rent on Airbnb for up to six guests. This Philadelphia townhouse has three bedrooms and one bath, as well as a large yard. It’s in the Italian Market area and has many great restaurants. You’ll be in a quiet residential street and enjoy the high ceilings, original details, and being able to use the washer and dryer in the basement. Free and unlimited parking is often available on the house’s street and surrounding streets. This is a family-friendly rental that comes with a pack-and-play, small mattress, toys, and kids’ movies if you are traveling with little ones.

Modern Loft in Landmark Building
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Bedroom of the modern loft

Modern Loft in Landmark Building

You can also stay in a modern loft designed by Edward E Agoos when you visit Philadelphia’s Loft District if you choose Ina and Ray’s property. It’s ideal for one or two guests and has one bedroom and one bathroom. You’ll have the whole apartment, backyard, and outdoor patio to yourself. Your stay includes access to all kitchen appliances and a parking spot.

The Barbershop: A Historic Storefront
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Kitchen in Barbershop apartment

The Barbershop: A Historic Storefront

Although hair isn’t cut here anymore, Denise’s studio apartment on Airbnb used to be a barbershop in the early 1900s. It still has a lot of charm to it today in the Bella Vista neighborhoods. This part of Philly is walkable, safe, and beautiful. Inside, you’ll find 12-foot ceilings and wrought-iron chandeliers. This smaller space is ideal for two guests because it’s a studio with one queen-size bed and one bathroom. In the kitchen, you’ll find spices and oils, a microwave, and a French press. And within two blocks, you can walk to cafes, restaurants, shops, and bars. Guests here also have access to a hairdryer, playing cards, books, Apple TV with Netflix, and a record player with a vinyl collection.

Elegant and Spacious Hideaway Close to Downtown
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Bed at Elegant and Spacious Hideaway Close to Downtown

Elegant and Spacious Hideaway Close to Downtown

When you’re traveling in Philadelphia by yourself or with one other person, consider this Airbnb rental that’s a private room in a townhouse. There’s free street parking outside and easy check-in and check-out for guests. You’ll be in the Fairmount District in the city and have an easy walk over to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and many restaurants and bars. The subway is close by too. Guests have access to a shared bathroom with a large soaking tub when they stay here. There’s also a kitchen area that you can use and a queen-size bed in the bedroom. Other amenities offered are a dedicated workspace, Wi-Fi, and TV.

Art Museum Haven with Queen Size Bed
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Bed at Art Museum Haven w Queen size bed

Art Museum Haven with Queen Size Bed

Another private room in a house option is this Airbnb rental that works well for two guests. With this booking, you’ll get a queen-size bed, cable TV, mini-fridge, microwave, AC unit, desk and chair, and Wi-Fi. A twin mattress can be provided for an additional $10. You’ll have your own access code to access the space and come and go as you please. The rental room is on the second floor, and free on-street parking is usually available during the daytime. There are two friendly cats that live in the house but that can be kept out of the room or invited inside depending on your preference. It’s easy to walk from here to the best museums, parks, and attractions in the city.

Winter Court Studio
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Door at Winter Court Studio

Winter Court Studio

If you want to be near the Convention Center, Reading Terminal Market, and Chinatown, this is a great option for two people in Philadelphia. It has one bedroom and one bath for couples and solo travelers. The studio space has been newly renovated and is all on the first floor for easy access. The apartment is in a gated complex and safe area of town. You’ll also have a smart TV with Netflix, a game console, a kitchen with essentials for preparing small meals, and a stand-up shower in the bathroom. Basic toiletries are also provided here. The base price is for one person, while a second guest is an extra $15. There’s a double-size bed for sleeping; however, pets are not allowed in this rental.

Private University City Studio Apartment
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Seating at New Private University City Studio Apartment

Private University City Studio Apartment

You’ll have your own studio apartment in a high-ceiling townhouse when you book this Airbnb that’s close to UPenn and Drexel University. It’s near the 34th Street station and by public transportation, shops, markets, and restaurants too. Guests will have a kitchenette and contemporary bathroom here, as well as access to shared laundry machines in the basement. Street parking is available here, and there are also parking garages nearby. Couples and solo travelers stay here and sleep in the queen-size bed.

Art Museum Area Stunning Studio
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Interior of Art Museum Area Stunning Studio

Art Museum Area Stunning Studio

This studio space is sunny and spacious with a king-size bed, two sofa beds, a private bath, mini-fridge, microwave, and outdoor patio with table and chairs. It’s a good space for two people and is just a few blocks from lots of Philadelphia attractions. There’s also Wi-Fi access here and full-length mirrored walls because this space used to be a yoga/fitness studio. You’ll be in the heart of the Art Museum District when you book this Airbnb. From here, it’s easy to walk to Whole Foods and local coffee shops while also having a cozy small-town vibe at the same time.

Studio Apartment
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Studio Apartment

Studio Apartment

Studio apartment Airbnb rentals are common throughout Philadelphia, including this space for two guests. It has a full bath, kitchenette, air conditioning, cable TV, iron, and writing table. You’ll be in the heart of Old City and across from City Tavern and Custom House when you make this Airbnb booking. It’s a unique location and a nice apartment that feels large and clean at an affordable rate. The bedroom has a king-size bed for sleeping. There are a good number of restaurants and bars surrounding the area, and the responsive host offers easy check-in and check-out.

Glamping on Water with Bridge Views
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View from the glamping boat

Glamping on Water with Bridge Views

Another excellent boat-style Airbnb belongs to J’Anna and accommodates two guests with one bedroom and one bathroom with an onboard camping toilet (but no shower). The Love ‘Ark has a custom-built cabin on top of a 25-foot boat hull and is perfect for adventurous travelers. From here, you’ll get excellent bridge views and feel safe with the private gated entrance. Look in the fridge and pantry for complimentary breakfast items, and for your comfort, air conditioning and electric heaters are provided.

Cozy Room in Art Museum Area
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Cozy Room in Art Museum Area

Cozy Room in Art Museum Area

It’s easy to walk to Philadelphia’s attractions when you stay at this cozy room in an 18th-century carriage house. It has Wi-Fi, cable TV, and antique inlaid Japanese screens for privacy. This is a good spot for up to four people because it has a king-size bed in one bedroom and a queen-size bed in the second bedroom. There are unique architectural details in this space and a shared bathroom in the downstairs area. There are two cats who live onsite in the house. The host offers yoga classes that you can join if you feel like being healthy and active on your trip.

Sunny, Bright, Spacious, One Bedroom
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Interior at Sunny, Bright, Spacious, One bedroom

Sunny, Bright, Spacious, One Bedroom

You can book a private room in a house in Philadelphia for an affordable and convenient trip. It’s in a great location in South Kensington and offers free street parking, which is great if you’re coming to town via car. From here, you can easily access the Market/Frankford Line and be right next to Fishtown. The space offers a single-size bed and is on the second floor of the house. Whether you’re needing accommodations for just a one-night stay or longer, this is a great spot to stick to your travel budget while seeing the city. Your Airbnb host here is a French teacher.

Retro Restored: 1973 AirStream in Private Yard
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View of the airstream

Retro Restored: 1973 AirStream in Private Yard

If you love the idea of owning a vintage Airstream, why not try staying in an Airbnb version of one first? Kristyn’s 1973 Airstream accommodates two guests with one bedroom, three beds, and one bathroom. It’s a 26-foot camper in a private yard and that has a private patio, hammock, fire pit, and working kitchen. Adventurous couples love this Airbnb because it’s close to the Fairmount Park trails. The hosts live nearby in the 19th-century carriage house.

Cozy NoLibs Nest on George
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Patio at Cozy NoLibs Nest on George

Cozy NoLibs Nest on George

Up to five people can stay in this house that has two bedrooms and one bath. It was built in the early 1900s and has a charming and authentic character. You’ll be on a small street behind the St. John Neumann historic shrine. Stay here for a taste of Old Philadelphia and to have your own fully equipped kitchen and private Parisian-style garden. Guests can also use the laundry machines on site. The host provides helpful maps and information about the local neighborhood and features inside the space. The sleeping arrangements include a double-size bed in one bedroom and a queen-size bed plus a single bed in the second bedroom.

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